Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Accepting Electronic Tickets Nationwide
Amtrak announced that it will accept electronic tickets on all trains nationwide, including those traveling through the Northeast Corridor, The Washington Post reveals.
Metrorail Line to Run to Miami International Airport Starting Saturday
Finally, after a 28-year wait, Metrorail will reach Miami International Airport, says the The Miami Herald.
Ritz Paris to Close for Two Year Renovations
The legendary Ritz Paris, set on prime real estate along Place Vendome will shutter its doors as of August 1, reveals Fodor's.
Air France-KLM Halves Operating Loss on Cost Cutting
Air France-KLM beat expectations by halving its operating loss in the second quarter as cost-cutting begins to bear fruit, according to Reuters.
Barcelona Booms with New Hotels
Forbes reveals that hotel brands are opening up 13 new properties in Barcelona this year alone and over the past decade, the number of hotels in Barcelona has more than doubled.
Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou Opens as the Brand's 88th Property
Located in the top third of the 103-storey Guangzhou IFC, the new Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou introduces a new level of personalized service to China's economic powerhouse city, reports PR Newswire.
United Pilots Take Protest to the White House
As labor disputes roil the airlines, dozens of United Airlines pilots picketed in front of the White House, USA Today says.
TSA Pre Hits 2 Million Mark
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the agency has screened more than two million travelers through the TSA Pre prescreening initiative.
Le Méridien to Debut in Bangladesh with the Signing of Le Meridien Dhaka
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the signing of Le Méridien Dhaka, slated to open in July 2013.
Airport Food is no Longer Terminal
According to the BBC, celebrity and Michelin-star chefs have been flocking to airport terminals in a bid to transform airport-side dining.
Ryanair Plans to Increase Width of Plane Doors to Speed up Boarding
The Guardian reports that Ryanair says bigger doors will help slice minutes off turnaround times at airports.